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July 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

  A heat wave bound for Eastern Washington this weekend could aggravate raging fires already in the area. Temperatures there are expected to climb past 100 degrees this weekend, according to Matt Fugazzi, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane. A hot, dry climate, he said, can turn land into “organic gasoline, just waiting for…

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July 31, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Kittitas County evacuates residents of 75 homes near wildfire

WENATCHEE (AP) — Authorities in Central Washington ordered a new round of evacuations Wednesday near a surging wildfire, as firefighters worked to better control the blaze before thunderstorms swept through the region. The fire danger was expected to remain high in Eastern Washington through Thursday amid the threat of lightning strikes from thunderstorms and gusty…

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